Friday 23 December 2016

Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Advent Calendar Blog Hop as organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching
As requested I'm showing some Christmas stitching and some favourite decorations.
Stitching first. This is a piece I stitched a few years ago, but which I don't think I've shown on the blog before, a Hardanger and Bargello snowscape sampler.

Favourite decorations is a tough one. There are so many. There are all my geeky ones: my Marvel Superhero decorations, my Star Trek ones, my beautiful glass TARDIS and dalek. There are the fabulous stitched decorations I've received in exchanges from online friends over the years, there's my modest large selection of penguin decorations...
In the end I decided to show you some of my vintage ones.

The tiny glass baubles in this little wooden display box mostly belonged to my Grandmother. My favourite is the little glass acorn

And this poseable Jack Frost belonged to either my Aunt or my Mum (I'm not sure which because they both had one and I don't really know which one I acquired and which one my sister got). I can't remember a Christmas when he wasn't there, and I'm pretty sure he's older than me. I'd guess mid-fifties from the look of him, anyway I absolutely love him and he comes out every year despite the fact that everyone else in the house thinks he's hideous.


Astrids dragon said...

Your snowscape is lovely, I haven't seen that one before.
I like the acorn too, and your Jack Frost reminds me of Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas! I like him although he does look naughty!

Melinda Forbes said...

Snowscape Sampler is beautiful - love the little snowman on the bottom. Seeing your Vintage Ornaments brings back so many warm and fuzzy feelings from long ago Christmas - Thank you for sharing.

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

What a beautiful design.I love the stitching combination and the little snowman charm:)
We had decorations similar to ones you have shown..what a blast from the past,they are lovely.Naughty me when I was a little girl in the 1960's put my thumb through two of the baubles with indentations in them,just to see what they were made of...needless to say my visit from Santa was in grave jeopardy that year and I never did it again!!!!
I love Jack Frost and his long legs,he's got character and a great history:)
Merry Christmas

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year.
The sampler is gorgeous, love the bargello.
My Mum had some very similar ornaments to those too and I believe one of the other Hoppers showed some earlier this month.
The Elf does look a little like Jack Skellington and is just what I would expect you to have! Quirky LOL

Vickie said...

That Snowscape Sampler is sooo gorgeous. wOw.
I would bring that elf out every year also!
Merry, Blessed Christmas!

Elfie said...

Your Jack Frost is just too cute - I can't understand why everyone isn't succumbing to his charms. I envy you your box of glass ornaments - they are so special. It is Christmas Eve here, and my visit to your blog has been very enjoyable. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful sampler and love the ornaments!

Justine said...

Your vintage ornaments are gorgeous, and I love Jack Frost! Beautiful stitching too. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

FlashinScissors said...

Your snowscape sampler is beautiful!
I remember my mum and dad having a couple of those vintage decorations, you are lucky to still have them!
Oh no! Jack Frost is so cute, how could anyone not love him!
Have a super Christmas!
Barbara x

Preeti said...

Lovely treasured things for the Christmas!!

Bea said...

That is a lovely stitched piece, unique and beautiful.

Love the vintage ornaments, I remember seeing many of those on the family tree.

Ariadne said...

I love your tiny glass balls I have similar from my grandfather too. Great stitching so subtle.AriadnefromGreece!

Brigitte said...

I love that Snowscape sampler, the bargello part looks gorgeous.
Great blog hop post.

Julie said...

I love Jack Frost, he's fabulous. Great selection of vintage ornaments you have there too.